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Thanksgiving, Long-Term Care Opportunities, Park Access for Veterans, COVID Testing, and Other Information

Posted on November 25, 2020 by jpheasant


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I want to wish you and your family a Happy, Safe, and Healthy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving will look different this year for many of us, but despite our current challenges, I invite you to take a few moments tomorrow to reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For me, I am thankful for our first responders, the medical and scientific community, our veterans and active servicemen and servicewomen, our teachers and school staff, our nonprofits, charities, and volunteers

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DPH Alert System, Drug Take Back Day, Grant for Small Businesses, and additional information

Posted on October 26, 2020 by jpheasant


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DPH Launches Weekly Municipal Level COVID-19 Alert System

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) launched a new weekly, color-coded COVID-19 alert system for every city and town in the state, showing the average daily case rate /100,000 population for the last two weeks.

The municipal level alert map will be updated every week. It can be found here.

Red level alert is for municipalities that have a two-week average daily COVID-19 case rate higher than 15/100,000 population.

Orange level

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PURA Hearings on Storm Isaias Response – Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Posted on October 20, 2020 by jpheasant


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Upcoming Public Hearings for PURA’s Storm Isaias Docket

In August, PURA initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the responses to Storm Isaias by Eversource and United Illuminating. If anyone from the general public would like to speak, you must do so by registering for one of the three Zoom calls scheduled.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. To register, click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. To register, click here.

Friday, October 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. To register, click here.

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CT Moves to Phase 3 and Nighttime Roadwork on Baldwin Bridge

Posted on September 25, 2020 by jpheasant


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Governor Lamont Announces Phase 3

Yesterday, Governor Lamont Announced Phase 3 is set to take effect on Thursday, October 8.

Phase 3 Business Updates include:

  • Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks, etc.) will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing requirements;
  • Indoor

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum re: Isaias Storm Response, Electricity Rate Increases

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and Electric Utility Rate Increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via ZOOM. This is in addition to the Monday, August 24 PURA regulatory hearing to investigate rate increases.  

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting that

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Storm Update: Friday, August 7

Posted on August 7, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

I hope you and your family are staying safe in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias and the power outages it caused.

First off, I want to thank all our town crews, first responders, linemen, tree crews, and others who have done their best to clear our streets, keep us safe, and to get our power back on. The men and women who are the boots-on-the-ground and who have worked tirelessly deserve our thanks and recognition.

Eversource now estimates that most everyone’s power will

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State Rep. Devin Carney Seeking to Highlight Local Heroes

Posted on April 29, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) is seeking nominations from constituents for 23rd District Heroes.  He hopes to recognize local individuals, groups, or businesses, those going above and beyond to help others in Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook, for their service during this difficult time.

“There are so many people, groups and businesses doing so much for our towns and our state right now, including many who have put their own health and safety at risk.  I’d like to recognize

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Guidance Maintaining an Adequate Supply of Chronic Prescription Medication during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 21, 2020 by jpheasant


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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been closely monitoring the medical supply chain in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding that it may be impacted, potentially leading to supply disruptions or shortages.

The Department of Consumer Protection’s (DCP) Drug Control Division has been monitoring FDA actions, and cares deeply about the significant impact that this pandemic may have on patient care. The FDA and DCP are doing everything within their authority to help

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Small Business Conference Call on COVID-19 Relief Programs

Posted on April 7, 2020 by jpheasant


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CT Small Business Conference Call
Thursday, April 9, 1-2 pm
Call: 888.456.0356; Passcode: 2802806#

The event will be hosted by the Governor’s Office, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the CT departments of Economic and Community Development, Banking, and Insurance.

Topics include:

  • Federal Paycheck Protection Program
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Grants
  • Connecticut initiatives to assist businesses and residents
  • Mortgage deferment and assistance
  • Health insurance grace period

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Resource Information for Coronavirus and Helpful Links

Posted on March 18, 2020 by jpheasant


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List of Emergency Orders Issued by Governor Lamont

To view the complete list of executive orders enacted by Governor Lamont, click here.

March 10, 2020: Declaration of Civil Preparedness and Public Health Emergencies

For a list of Emergency Orders from our State Agencies: Click Here

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created a series of informational tips and resources in order to; protect yourself and others,

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